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Harris Edward Rogner


Assigned to 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: LOM, DFC (5OLC), AM (3OLC), Croix de Guerre (Palm Leaf), WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN Medal.

Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean conflict, killed in B-29 landing accident Dec-51.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 15 August 1914

Son of H E and Mary A Rogner.

Academy education West Point MA, USA 1938

Class of '38' West Point MA.

Based Deenethorpe December 1943 – October 1944

Transferred to 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Glatton October 1944 – August 1945

Transferred to 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Barksdale Air Force Base, LA 18 December 1951

B-29 crashed on landing, short of the runway. Barksdale Air Force Base, LA.

Buried West Point Cemetery West Point, NY 21 December 1951

United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point,
Orange County, NY
Section IX, Site 42


Date Contributor Update
15 April 2019 21:38:56 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
B-29 Superfortress Units of the Korean War By Robert F Dorr

Date Contributor Update
23 June 2017 11:56:20 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 1993 457th BGA Roster;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:15 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /